1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

i3wm how to configure for xterm

Discussion in 'Other Window Managers' started by freestate, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. freestate

    freestate New Member

    Thanks Received:
    Hi I just installed the i3 Window Manager. First of all, it is a graet wm for me.
    So I want to autostart 3 Workspaces when i3 starts:
    No.1: 2x Xterm: horizontal
    No.2: 1x Xterm: Screen on, runnining irssi and some IM
    No.3: Firefox

    I think i have to change the i3/conf but don't know were i have to set it up.

    I found some source on the web here. But it isn´t so helpful for me.
  2. Saint0fCloud

    Saint0fCloud New Member

    Thanks Received:
    man i3

    Straight from the man page,
     When starting, i3 looks for configuration files in the following order:
            1. ~/.config/i3/config (or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/i3/config if set)
            2. /etc/xdg/i3/config (or $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/i3/config if set)
            3. ~/.i3/config
            4. /etc/i3/config
           You can specify a custom path using the -c option.

    If you're simply looking for the sample config file then I suggest looking in /usr/local/etc/i3